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naming conventions

Per our IRC chat discussions, can we come up with a formality as to how we want to sub-organize various thing such microprocessor and ICs in general, given that many (most?) are numbered and collisions are way too common to use wikipedia-style disambiguation.

I think we've agrees the use of sub-pages is the right direction:

  • company
    • /family
      • /chip

So for example, the Intel 4004 would ideally be located at: intel/mcs-4/4004. This will resolve the already-growing ambiguity issues we're getting. Even for the Intel 4004, the support chips 4001-4003 have conflict with the famous 4000 series which include those chips, albeit missing 4004 (intentional?).

To expand on that, the naming rule could be generalized into computers, systems, and programming language (although those we've already been following this naming convention for some time).

  • concept
    • dependent concept
      • specialized instances of the dependent concept.

Additionally, we want to use appropriate {{XXX title|title}} and {{XXX|topic}} to display appropriate titles and links, although in general things such as "Intel 4004", "4004", and "i4004" should all link correctly to the respective article. --ChipIt (talk) 23:29, 23 December 2015 (EST)

LGTM, I think it covers it all. --Jonathan (talk) 00:27, 24 December 2015 (EST)
Yup, all sounds about right --David (talk) 15:58, 25 December 2015 (EST)

Semantic MediaWiki

Any thought about installing Semantic MediaWiki? This will help us dramatically. Would also allow us to generate lists and compare different computers, microprocessors, and whatever else we might consider adding. Essentially all the values we're putting in those infoboxes could be compared and contrasted. Thoughts? --Jonathan (talk) 02:04, 26 December 2015 (EST)